Involved in a Car Accident? Don’t Make This Huge, Life-Changing Mistake
If you are involved in a car accident then you want to handle the case as well as you possibly can. The bad news is that at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we often see clients make big mistakes that change the options available to them after their accident. The best way to avoid this is to contact us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation as soon as possible. You can also read on to learn about this huge mistake many make and then work to avoid it.
Do not ignore the advice of your doctor
If you have been in an auto accident then you need to not only see a doctor but follow their advice. If you do not do so, then you could end up with “gap in treatment” attached to your insurance claim. This term refers to having a period of time in which the victim didn’t get medical care or did not follow the instructions. It can also refer to a situation in which a person started getting care but then stopped their treatment. In any of these cases, it can be very damaging to an eventual personal injury claim.
How the insurance company will look at a gap in coverage
From the insurance company’s point of view, if an accident victim is hurt then they should be going to the doctor. If they do not, then the injury must not be that serious. This logic can get your settlement or jury award reduced, especially for the amount offered for pain and suffering. If you are instructed by your doctor to do something then we strongly recommend you do it.
We understand that mistakes are made
Of course, at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we understand how complicated this situation can be. We understand that you are busy. We also know that some people who have been injured do not have the money to pay for medical care. In these cases we may work to schedule you an appointment with one of our trusted physicians. There will be no upfront cost to you.
We also want you to understand that missing a doctor’s appointment or two is not the end of the world. However, if you miss many in a row and do not have a valid excuse then your case could indeed be damaged. The insurance company is likely to use that gap in treatment to make a serious reduction to the compensation you are eligible for.
Call us right now and let us help you move forward
The truth is that there is help out there for you. The truth is that there are many reasons you may have missed a doctor’s appointment. The truth is that Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas is here. Contact us right now at 909-982-0707 and we can get started with a free legal consultation.